Page 1:Fast, Mobile Burning - The FrisbyII From Waitec
Page 2:Features And Write Modes
Page 3:Test Setup And Benchmarks
Page 4:Read Performance Part I: Data
Page 5:CD-RW Read Speeds
Page 6:DAE With EAC
Page 7:DAE With Nero CD Speed
Page 8:Read Performance Part III: Scratched CDs
Page 9:Data, Audio And Error Read Performance - Summary Of Results
Page 11:Writing Performance, Part II - Packet Writing To CD-RW
Page 12:Writing Quality And Media Compatibility, Continued
Page 13:Summary: Writing Quality With CD-R And CD-RW Media
Page 14:Backup Copies Of Protected Audio CDs, Continued
Summary: Writing Quality With CD-R And CD-RW Media
The writer achieved good results with five of the six discs we used for our tests. Nevertheless, we recommend that you always activate the Smartburn function. Otherwise writing quality quickly goes downhill.
The writer is rather choosy about CD-RWs. We recommend that, whenever possible, you write in DAO mode at the speed recommended for the media.
Virtually Impossible - Backup Copies Of Protected Audio CDs
Consumers are increasingly discovering that they are unable to make backup copies of their newly purchased audio CDs. Not only that, they can't even play them on their computer. The reason lies in the copy protection systems such as Key2Audio or Cactus-Datashield, designed to prevent duplication. We wanted to see if the Waitec FrisbyII was able to create backup audio CDs.
We used the following copy-protected titles:
|Natalie Imbruglia||White Lilies Island|
|Celine Dion||A new day has come|
|Avril Lavigne||Let Go|
|Various Artists||Ibiza Summerhits 2002 CD2|
For ripping we used the Exact Audio Copy program.
Typical structure of a copy protected CD-DA - a data track follows the audio tracks.
The only CD we were only able to rip was "Let Go". The transfer rate reached a pretty disappointing average speed of 7.1x.
EAC burst mode. Ripping, yes. But slowly.
The picture was nearly the same with all the other CD titles we tested. They were usually recognized, inasmuch as the contents of the CD were displayed correctly, but it was not possible to copy or even read the tracks with EAC.
Backup Copies of Games - No Problem, But Slow
The problems we are now seeing with audio CDs have plagued games CDs for a long time now. Most game titles come with some form of copy protection and burning a backup copy can be something of a lottery. We tested the performance of the CD writer in this discipline using two games: Comanche 4 and Serious Sam2.
The CloneCD 4.01.10 screenshot shows the drive's main capabilities.
- Fast, Mobile Burning - The FrisbyII From Waitec
- Features And Write Modes
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Read Performance Part I: Data
- CD-RW Read Speeds
- DAE With EAC
- DAE With Nero CD Speed
- Read Performance Part III: Scratched CDs
- Data, Audio And Error Read Performance - Summary Of Results
- Writing Performance, Part II - Packet Writing To CD-RW
- Writing Quality And Media Compatibility, Continued
- Summary: Writing Quality With CD-R And CD-RW Media
- Backup Copies Of Protected Audio CDs, Continued